Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry

Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, CA. She's a part of the Kundiman, Emerging Voices, VONA and MMIX Los Angeles writing communities. She lives in Riverside.

Oliver de la Paz is the author of three books of poetry: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, and Requiem for the Orchard. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, A Face to Meet the Faces: an Anthology of Persona Poems (University of Akron Press, 2012). He is the co-chair of the Kundiman advisory board and he teaches creative writing at Western Washington University.

Clara Changxin Fang has been been published in Permafrost, Runes, Adirondack Review, Cream City Review, Pebble Lake Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and Whistling Shade, among others. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. She lives in Albany, New York.

Kathleen Hellen is a poet and the author of The Girl Who Loved Mothra (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Her work has appeared in Barrow Street; Cimarron Review; the Cortland Review; The Evansville Review; the Hollins Critic; In Posse Review; Prairie Schooner; RHINO; Subtropics; among others; and on WYPR’s “The Signal.” Awards include the Washington Square Review, James Still and Thomas Merton poetry prizes, as well as individual artist grants from the state of Maryland and Baltimore City. She is a contributing poetry editor for The Baltimore Review.

Issue 3 | Summer 2011

Julie Kim is a medical student living in Los Angeles. She has been doing photography since 2005.

Kim Koga recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame's MFA program. Her work has been published in 1913: a journal of forms, and she has a chapbook forthcoming from Tinfish Press. She currently resides in southern California.

Eugenia Leigh is a Korean American poet who received the Poets & Writers Magazine’s 2010 Amy Award. She holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2010, The Los Angeles Review, Kartika Review and The North American Review, among other publications.

Kim-An Lieberman is a writer of Vietnamese and Jewish American descent, born in Rhode Island and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught literature at every level from fifth grade through college. Her debut collection of poetry, Breaking the Map, was published in 2008 by Blue Begonia Press. Visit her website at